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Dust Bunny Vaporizer

In a quick flash remove all those troublesome dust bunnies.
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Ever tried to sweep up dust bunnies? Each time you try to get one with the broom, it crawls out of the way before you can get it on the dustpan. The solution is quite simple..

First of all, the house that is equiped with this device will have to have stylish stainless steel flooring. This would be needed for two reasons, one: it looks hip and modern in your home and two: its fire resistant. The entire floor will have the steel sheeting and it will go up approximately 8inches on the surrounding walls. Dispensed evenly on the floor will be small nozzles that have automatic covers. Say one every couple meters. And in the ceiling will be a ventilation device like the one above your stove.

When it comes time for house cleaning, instead of grabbing the broom and pan and tediously chasing bunnies, flip a switch. When activated, the Dust Bunny Vaporizer will uncover the nozzles in the floor, and the nozzles with emit a gas, say, propane. Propane is heavier than air, so after all the nozzles dispense gas for a few seconds, there will be a layer of propane on your floor about 2 or 3 inches thick. Now, the Dust Bunny Vaporizer creates a spark that ignites the propane. WOOSH! It flashes quickly and extinguishes. The ventilator above starts sucking any fumes out of your home and the nozzles are covered by the smooth hip stainless steel again. The dust bunnies are now history.

blaah, Sep 23 2001

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       Where's the =^..^=?
thumbwax, Sep 23 2001
  

       - then put on the central heating for a few hours, take your shoes and socks off and you can practise for your boy scouts fire-walking badge
po, Sep 23 2001
  

       thumb = I wish I could do that - stands back in admiration
po, Sep 23 2001
  

       "The dust bunnies are now history."   

       ...along with your furniture, your children, your housepets, and most probably your house. Look up 'fuel/air explosive'.
StarChaser, Sep 23 2001
  

       I admit I have no idea what a dust bunny is, but would a vacuum cleaner not do the trick? Are they an American invention, and are they more bunny or dust?
pottedstu, Sep 23 2001
  

       A 'dust bunny' is a conglomeration of dust that has gone from being a coating on something to collecting into a midget tumbleweed. Vacuum cleaners work fine on them, but blaah said 'sweep', and they are light enough that the movement of the air does tend to make them 'hop' away from the pan.
StarChaser, Sep 23 2001
  

       I prefer calling them ghost turds, it sounds funnier. Perhaps another non-flammable gas, and it'd be a bit more feasable.
ksilebo, Sep 23 2001
  

       'Ghost poo' is the styrofoam peanut things used for packing...
StarChaser, Sep 24 2001
  

       <grin> 'You know you can't just leave, because it'll slide back up to smile at the next person'...
StarChaser, Sep 29 2001
  

       im not sure that i like the periodic gaseous emissions, but its our last hope. croissant.
lizzaurenpizzagni, Mar 05 2003
  

       . only for those who like the sell of burning dust and hair (and furniture, children, hi-fi etc.)   

       instead, how about using a cleaning device that sucks in air, catching any solid matter it's sucked up and letting the air escape..?
rangelife, May 15 2003
  

       Any idea with the line, "second: it's fire resistant" is bound to be good. [+].
shapu, Mar 05 2009
  
      
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